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Ch 24: FTCE Biology: Human Body Systems

About This Chapter

Sixth through twelfth grade biology teachers in the state of Florida seeking certification are required to take the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) Biology 6-12. When preparing for this exam, watch this series of engaging video lessons on the types of organic tissues, skeletal and muscular system, circulatory system, respiratory system, digestive system and excretory system.

FTCE Biology: Human Body Systems - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter are taught by expert instructors and cover the different types of organic tissues found in the human body, how body plans work and the systems that make the human body a functional organism. These video lessons will help you prepare for the FTCE Biology 6-12 by covering these topics and preparing you for questions on:

  • Tissues and epithelium that make up multicellular organisms
  • The types of connective tissues
  • How the skeletal and muscular systems work together
  • Classifications and features of animal body plans
  • Parts and functions of the human circulatory system
  • How the human respiratory system works
  • Functions of the human digestive and excretory systems

If you come up with any questions while viewing these videos, be sure to ask our instructors. When you complete the videos lessons in this chapter, you can take lesson quizzes to help you find areas you may still want to review before taking the FTCE Biology 6-12. Use the video timelines to go directly to where a key topic was discussed in a video, or review all the material covered in a lesson by reading over the transcripts.

FTCE Biology 6-12: Human Body Systems Objectives

Future biology teachers in the state of state of Florida take the FTCE Biology 6-12 as part of the certification processes. This is a computer-based exam composed of approximately 120 multiple-choice questions. Test takers are given two and a half hours to complete this certification exam, and of the 120 multiple-choice questions, 13% are on the structural and functional diversities of animals. This chapter was assembled to help you better understand these diversities by teaching you some of the biological systems in the human body.

7 Lessons in Chapter 24: FTCE Biology: Human Body Systems
Multicellular Organisms, Tissues and Epithelium

1. Multicellular Organisms, Tissues and Epithelium

In this lesson on multicellular organisms, you'll take a look at what it actually means to be multicellular and how cells are organized into tissues, organs, and organ systems. This lesson also covers one of the four main tissue types: epithelial tissue.

Types of Connective Tissue

2. Types of Connective Tissue

In this lesson, you'll learn about the various types of connective tissues in the body. These tissues include bone, fat, cartilage and blood. They form the framework of the body, support organs and much, much more!

Skeletal System and Muscular System

3. Skeletal System and Muscular System

Do you know how many bones are in the human body? Check out this video lesson to uncover the answer, as well as understand the role and importance of the skeletal and muscular systems.

Animal Body Plans: Classifications and Features

4. Animal Body Plans: Classifications and Features

The Animal Kingdom is diverse and complex. How do we make sense of it all? Scientists use body plans to classify and organize the animals of Earth, making it much easier to differentiate between them.

The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions

5. The Human Circulatory System: Parts and Functions

In this lesson, you will take a ride on the transportation system of the body called the circulatory system and its two parts: the pulmonary circuit and the systemic circuit. Take a look inside and see how every inch of your body receives the oxygen and nutrients it needs.

Gas Exchange in the Human Respiratory System

6. Gas Exchange in the Human Respiratory System

Did you know that the average human lung has a respiratory surface area that is roughly the same size as half of a tennis court? Believe it or not, that's how much surface area an active, healthy human needs to ensure that the body gets plenty of oxygen.

Excretory System

7. Excretory System

Each year in the U.S., close to 400,000 people with kidney failure undergo dialysis treatment in order to remove waste, remove excess fluid and restore electrolyte balance. Kidneys, the workhorses of the excretory system, perform these same functions more effectively than any machine. In this lesson, we'll talk about how the excretory system removes toxic substances from the body.

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